Sustainable Energy Committee

The Sustainable Energy Committee (SEC) develops and implements initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Wellesley's municipal, residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. 

Town Meeting established the SEC in 2010 to lead efforts to accomplish the goal adopted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting:  reduce town-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 2007 levels by the year 2013.

After the town met the 2013 goal, Town Meeting adopted a new goal:  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2007 levels by the year 2020. 

The Committee works across town  with municipal departments, businesses, institutions, and civic and volunteer organizations to initiate and carry out actions to achieve emissions reductions and other sustainability initiatives. 
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    WMLP 2019-2020 Solar Rebate Program
    The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant is participating in the MA Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER) Municipal Solar Rebate Program. Qualify to receive $1,200 per installed kW of residential solar generation capacity!






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    Bring Your Own Charger Program

    Electric vehicle drivers! Schedule charging time overnight using your own vehicle battery and save money while reducing peak electricity use in Wellesley. 

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    Energy Reduction Programs 

    Practice energy efficiency at home. Participate in programs like "Shave the Peak" to learn when projected electricity use is highest and how to reduce your use during these times. 

Members

Name Term Expires Appointed By
Fred Bunger 2021 Board of Selectmen
Cindy Mahr 2022 School Committee
Ellen Korpi, Vice Chair 2021 Municipal Light Plant
Richard Lee 2021 Board of Selectmen
Sue Morris 2020 Board of Selectmen
Laura Olton, Chair 2020 Board of Selectmen
Lise Olney 2022 Board of Selectmen

Membership Details


The Sustainable Energy Committee consists of 7 members. The Board of Selectmen, the Municipal Light Board and the School Committee each appoint one member. These members may be a board member, officer, official or paid employee and may be a non-resident of the Town. The Board of Selectmen also appoint the remaining four members from residents active in the Town's volunteer sustainable energy initiatives or others who bring relevant expertise, such as knowledge about sustainable energy practices, marketing, or community engagement.